Arriving in the BVI
Chiscos - Atlantic Cruise
Wed 11 Apr 2012 11:57
Our overnight passage from Prickly Pear Cays to Virgin Gorda was completed successfully John was on watch from 9.00 pm to 12.00 am, I then took over until 3.00 am, Joe and Clair were on watch from 3.00 am to 6.00 am when it was John's turn again. We arrived in the BVI around 9.00 am. Winds were steady from astern all night and fairly light so we were able to fly the parasailor all the way. There were plenty of other boats about in the night so we were kept busy keeping a look out.
Arriving in the British Virgin Islands.
John had arranged a berth for the night in the marina at Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. The entrance to the marina is quite disconcerting as the entrance channel runs in a narrow strip between the swell breaking on a reef and the beach. It did feel counter-intuitive to go beyond the breaking waves, but we made it safely to the other side. Inside, the marina was very peaceful, but also incredibly hot!
Whilst in the marina we took the opportunity to do some repairs. The glue holding the floor into the dinghy had perished once again, but Joe and John did a marvellous repair job whilst also making friends with every American man who passed them by on the pontoon. In a British marina nothing would have been said, but here everyone passing wanted to know what had happened and had some suggestions for the repair! John also spent ages up the mast replacing the blown bulbs.